Of course gay means homosexual. And homosexual means a person who is attracted to his/her own gender. In other words, your appearance doesn’t change your sexuality, but still there are people who stick on stereotypes. Such stereotypes are…
(In alphabetical order)
1) Being skinny (For adults)
Although it’s acceptable for male teens to be skinny, a skinny adult guy might give the wrong impression of being feminine. Notable example is, during a guys night out, they decide to go to eat something. And if they see you eating something little then the chances to be commented about this are high. Comments like Oh dude, you eat so little might occur. Well, personally I never eat much at night, because I don’t feel well sleeping with a full stomach. Of course there are also those guys who eat like a horse, yet they remain skinny because of their metabolism. But that’s another story.
Well not much in our days anymore, because it's more acceptable for straight guys to wear an earring, but still for some reason wearing an earring on your right ear, means you are gay. I don’t know the reasons behind that, but I think it’s silly.
3) Pink clothes
This is the only trait among the list that I don’t follow personally, because I believe pink clothes don’t suit me. But still, pink Is a color that is automatically linked with the female gender. So if in case a guy wears a pink shirt or pink trousers, he might give wrong assumptions. Well, Elvis liked pink as well, but he wasn’t gay for sure.
4) Shaving your body (If you are not an athlete)
I notice that it’s considered OK for athletes to shave their body, but if you are not such, then it’s a no. Well, not everyone likes having hair on their body, so…
5) Shaving your face
I think this started because of the lumberjack-mania that kicked in during the beginning of this decade. Before it was perfectly normal for a guy to be clean shaven. But perhaps this is the silliest reason among all. I mean come on, politicians or people who work for the military are usually clean-shaven even nowadays. Not gay professions at all, eh?
6) Styling your hair
They say men are supposed to not care about their hair, and they must not go crazy if they notice some bald spot on their scalps. But still I believe hairstyles are what make people unique. You look very generic and also forgettable (when it comes to looks at least) if you have just a buzz cut.
7) Wearing a leather jacket
Maybe it’s because during 70s-80s eras gay guys in music videos used to wear leather jackets, but they also used to wear leather hats and pants as well. Guess it’s a leftover from then.